MOC 20331 - Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

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This Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. The course will teach you how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help you optimize your SharePoint server deployment.

This is the first in a sequence of two courses for IT Professionals and will align with the first exam in the SharePoint Server 2013 IT Pro certification.

The course is targeted at experienced IT Professionals interested in learning how to install, configure, deploy and manage SharePoint Server 2013 installations in either the data center or the cloud.

  1. Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013.
  2. Learn to design an information architecture.
  3. Learn to design logical and physical architectures.
  4. Learn to install and configure SharePoint Server 2013.
  5. Learn to create web applications and site collections.
  6. Learn to plan and configure service applications.
  7. Learn to manage users and permissions.
  8. Learn to configure authentication for SharePoint 2013.
  9. Learn to secure a SharePoint 2013 deployment.
  10. Learn to manage taxonomy.
  11. Learn to configure user profiles.
  12. Learn to configure enterprise search.
  13. Learn to monitor and maintain a SharePoint 2013 environment.
  1. Describe the key features of SharePoint 2013
    1. Key Components of a SharePoint Deployment
    2. New Features in SharePoint 2013
    3. SharePoint 2013 Deployment Options
  2. Designing an Information Architecture
    1. Understanding Business Requirements
    2. Organizing Information In SharePoint Server 2013
    3. Planning for Discoverability
    4. Lab: Creating an Information Architecture - Part One
      1. Identifying Site Columns, Content Types, and Term Sets
      2. Planning Site Structures and Security Boundaries
    5. Lab: Creating an Information Architecture - Part Two
    6. Designing Keywords, Synonyms, and Managed Properties
    7. Designing a Taxonomy
  3. Designing a Logical Architecture
    1. Identifying Business Requirements
    2. Overview of SharePoint Server 2013 Logical Architecture
    3. Documenting Your Logical Architecture
    4. Lab: Designing a Logical Architecture
      1. Plan a Logical Architecture
      2. Produce a Logical Architecture Diagram
  4. Designing a Physical Architecture
    1. Designing Physical Components for SharePoint Deployments
    2. Designing Supporting Components for SharePoint Deployments
    3. SharePoint Farm Topologies
    4. Mapping a Logical Architecture Design to a Physical Architecture Design
    5. Lab: Designing a Physical Architecture
      1. Designing a Physical Architecture
      2. Develop a Physical Architecture Design Diagram
  5. Installing and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013
    1. Installing SharePoint Server 2013
    2. Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 Farm Settings
    3. Scripting Installation and Configuration
    4. Lab: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 1
      1. Provisioning a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
    5. Lab: Deploying and Configuring SharePoint Server 2013 - Part 2
      1. Configuring Incoming Email
      2. Configuring Outgoing Email
      3. Configuring Integration with Office Web Apps Server 2013
  6. Creating Web Applications and Site Collections
    1. Creating Web Applications
    2. Configuring Web Applications
    3. Creating and Configuring Site Collections
    4. Lab: Creating and Configuring Web Applications
      1. Creating a Web Application
      2. Configuring a Web Application
    5. Lab: Creating and Configuring Site Collections
      1. Creating Site Collections
      2. Creating Site Collections in New Content Databases
      3. Creating a Warm-up Script
  7. Planning and Configuring Service Applications
    1. Introduction to Service Application Architecture
    2. Creating and Configuring Service Applications
    3. Lab: Planning and Configuring Service Applications
      1. Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Central Administration
      2. Provisioning a Managed Metadata Service Application with Windows PowerShell
      3. Configuring Service Applications for Document Conversions
      4. Configuring Service Application Proxy Groups
  8. Managing Users and Permissions
    1. Authorization in SharePoint 2013
    2. Managing Access to Content
    3. Lab: Managing Users and Groups
      1. Creating a Web Application Policy
      2. Creating and Managing SharePoint Groups
      3. Creating Custom Permission Levels
    4. Lab: Securing Content in SharePoint Sites
      1. Managing Permissions and Inheritance
      2. Managing Site Collection Security
      3. Enable anonymous access to a site
  9. Configuring Authentication for SharePoint 2013
    1. Overview of Authentication
    2. Configuring Federated Authentication
    3. Configuring Server-to-Server Authentication
    4. Lab: Configuring SharePoint 2013 to Use Federated Identities
      1. Configuring AD FS to Make the Web Application a Relying Party
      2. Configuring SharePoint to Trust AD FS as an Identity Provider
      3. Configuring the Web Application to Use the AD FS Identity Provider
  10. Securing a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
    1. Securing the Platform
    2. Configuring Farm-Level Security
    3. Lab: Hardening a SharePoint 2013 Server Farm
      1. Configuring SharePoint and SQL Server to Communicate Over Non-Standard Ports
      2. Configuring Firewalls for SharePoint Server Farms
    4. Lab: Configuring Farm-Level Security
      1. Configuring Blocked File Types
      2. Configuring Web Part Security
      3. Implementing Security Auditing
  11. Managing Taxonomy
    1. Managing Content Types
    2. Understanding Term Stores and Term Sets
    3. Managing Term Stores and Term Sets
    4. Lab: Configuring Content Type Propagation
      1. Creating Content Types for Propagation
    5. Publishing Content Types Across Site Collections
    6. Lab: Configuring and Using Managed Metadata Term Sets
      1. Configuring the Managed Metadata Service
      2. Creating Term Sets and Terms
      3. Consuming Term Sets
  12. Configuring User Profiles
    1. Configuring the User Profile Service Application
    2. Managing User Profiles and Audiences
    3. Lab: Configuring User Profiles
      1. Creating a User Profile Service Application
      2. Configuring Directory Import
    4. Lab: Configuring My Sites and Audiences
      1. Configuring My Sites
      2. Configuring Audiences
  13. Configuring Enterprise Search
    1. Understanding the Search Service Architecture
    2. Configuring Enterprise Search
    3. Managing Enterprise Search
    4. Lab: Configuring Enterprise Search
      1. Configuring the Search Service Application
      2. Configuring a File Share Content Source
      3. Configuring a Local SharePoint Content Source
      4. Creating a Search Center
    5. Lab: Configuring the Search Experience
      1. Optimizing Search Results
      2. Customizing the Search Experience
  14. Monitoring and Maintaining a SharePoint 2013 Environment
    1. Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Environment
    2. Tuning and Optimizing a SharePoint Environment
    3. Planning and Configuring Caching
    4. Troubleshooting a SharePoint 2013 Environment
    5. Lab: Monitoring a SharePoint 2013 Deployment
      1. Configuring Usage and Health Data Collection
      2. Configuring SharePoint Diagnostic Logging
      3. Configuring Health Analyzer Rules
      4. Reviewing Usage and Health Data
    6. Lab: Investigating Page Load Times
      1. Analyzing Network Traffic
      2. Analyzing SharePoint Page Performance
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SharePoint class:

  • At least one year of experience with deploying and administering multiple SharePoint 2010 farms across a large enterprise.
  • Software management in a Windows 2008 R2 enterprise server or Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Deploying and managing applications natively, virtually and in the cloud.
  • Administering Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Configuring Active Directory for use in authentication, authorization and as a user store.
  • Managing an application remotely using Windows PowerShell 2.0.
  • Connecting applications to Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Implementing Claims-based Security.

Experience in the following would be useful for this SharePoint class:

  • At least 2 years of experience with SharePoint 2007 and knowledge of the differences between 2007 and 2010, particularly the Service Application model.
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